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Hike Oregon Ridge

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Oregon Ridge Park, MD   Hike: Hike Oregon Ridge  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 27 2014  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 9 2014 10:39 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 26 2014 10:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Glenn Peddicord
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Lets end 2014 with a hike at Oregon. We can work off some of those calories from the holidays by hiking the wonderful trails through Oregon Ridge Park. The hike will be a fairly easy one. Going at a moderate pace it should take about 2-2.5 hours to complete the circuit of 4.2 miles. There are 2 moderately steep, but short, hills to climb during the hike. There are also several stream crossings, but all have rocks to use as stepping stones to avoid getting your feet wet (if the creek isn't too high).

After the hike, consider visiting the Nature Center (open 9am to 5pm). Constructed in 1983, the Nature Center structure houses wildlife and nature displays to delight all ages. On land that is now Oregon Ridge Nature Center, there was a very active iron ore and marble mining operation during the mid-19th century. Workers lived in tenant houses (one of which has been reconstructed) conveniently located near the ore and marble pits and furnace complex. 

Also, after the hike, we could go to Wegmans in Hunt Valley for lunch.

Required Items to Bring:

- Money for Lunch

- Cold weather gear

- Hiking boots

- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From DC:
1. Take 95 North to 695, follow directions below.

From Balto:
1. Take I-695 toward Towson.
2. Take I-83 North (Exit 24)
3. Continue North to Exit 20-B (Shawan Rd. West)
4. At first light make a left. (Beaver Dam Rd.)
5. Follow Beaver Dam Rd. for aprox.1/2 mile.
6. You will see the park entrance on the right.
*The Lodge is the building with the flag in front of it.

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